August 15, 2009 06:31:15pm
Re: XML file of all the bands with MP3s
From Tracey our engineer:
hmm, the closest thing we'd have to that is a list of all bands in XML
but irrespective of whether or not they have mp3s.
(to do that, any page but top, "advanced search" link
then type in "mediatype:collection AND collection:etree"
in "Advanced XML Search..." section
and then have it output up to 100000 results (say)
and return identifier and title, and use XML format checkbox.
for the "bands with mp3s -- and how many shows for each band"
page is pretty "special" in that it requires a nightly download
of items from our SE and "bucketing" them into
"concert for band X has format:mp3"
bins and then storing the results.
we have an internal representation of that page, but it's
a "serialized PHP object" and not XML. not sure they'd
want to "consume and parse it"...